The Potter’s Wheel and Kintsugi

Recently I participated in a really profound meditation facilitated by Abundant Joy Wellness Spiritual Director Hope Stockman. She had us look at pictures of Japanese Broken Pottery Art (Kintsugi).

Q: TéO, tell me about the vision you showed me during meditation last Tuesday when Hope showed the pictures of the beautiful broken pottery that had been fixed with gold leaf.

I saw that I was at the Potter’s Wheel, but I wasn’t alone. As my hands molded the clay, I felt another pair of hands guiding me, guiding my movements. What does this mean? Who held my hands to guide them?

TéO: You are the Divine Potter making the vessel which is your life and God held your hands in His to guide you as you created your vessel which is the container of this lifetime. That is the way you created the life experiences for this human form.  You created the container with Him and the gold that Hope spoke of, it was not gold but His essence that seeps through the material - the clay of your body.

I remember seeing a dazzling array of pinpoints of light emanating from this pot. It didn’t have holes, but it looked like there was a light being shone so brightly in the pot that even though it didn’t have holes, the light shone through as if through a sieve. What does this mean?

TéO: The light is your Spirit. And yes, it is so dazzlingly bright that it shone through the clay material of the pot which is filled with God's essence, coming through as if holes in the pot. Your light is so bright that it has to be contained in this pot that is your life. This is Your essence. This is your God-potential. Your job is to continue to unravel your human wrappings, continue to unbox so that you can ultimately get to that pot with dazzling light emanating as pinpricks all over the pot. That is the light that the world is waiting to see. That is the true potential of your life. 

But what is it that I must do?

 TéO: Stay the course, be patient, stay in surrender. Do not push or pull. Just BE. Keep creating space. Be conscious of what it is you say yes to. Be mindful of your actions, thoughts and behaviors. Continue to cultivate self-awareness and self-discipline. That is all you must do. The rest just happens on God's timing. Think from your spirit instead of from your mind. Allow time to flow, to move your body, to quiet your mind and to nourish your soul. Do what brings contentment. Do without resistance. Just BE, and the rest will come. 

Published by Niki Chopra Richardson

TéO is my name for God. But it is also interchangeable with my my guardian angels who send me messages, answer my questions and often take over my writing. This explains italics, pull quotes, headers and tense person changes. I’ve attempted to differentiate Their thoughts and words from mine. Learning to Let Go and Let Go(d). Trusting Surrender.

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